Dele Lowman Smith is a past local government executive and professional facilitator, consultant, trainer, and coach who uses her 20+ years of experience to lead individuals, teams, and organizations to higher levels of performance. Her public sector management experience spans nonprofit, state, and local government where she has overseen strategic planning, human resources, communications, information technology, finance, legislative affairs, and various other functional areas. She cut her teeth in organizational improvement at the Florida Sterling Council, a public-private partnership with the Executive Office of the Governor. This experience connected Ms. Lowman Smith with some of the most innovative and lauded companies and organizations in Florida and informed her local government service.
Prior to beginning her consulting career, Ms. Lowman Smith was appointed Assistant City Manager for the City of Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she supervised the Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Communication departments, along with the City Clerk, strategic planning, and legislative affairs functions. Previously, she served as Assistant County Manager for Fulton County in Atlanta, Georgia, a county with a population of nearly one million and close to 6,000 employees. There she oversaw the HR and IT departments and supervised the communications, Fulton Government Television (FGTV), training, and performance management divisions. During that time, she led the creation and implementation of the first countywide strategic plan. Ms. Lowman Smith also served multiple chief executives in Broward County, Florida.
Ms. Lowman Smith is a graduate of National Urban Fellows, Leadership ICMA, America’s Leaders of Change, the Atlanta Regional Commission Regional Leadership Institute, and Leadership Broward. A proud Florida A & M University and Baruch College graduate, Ms. Lowman Smith currently resides in metro Atlanta with her family.